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3 years ago

A monthly subscription service that sends you an e-book on a topic you’ve selected every month. The company launched in December, and is signing up more than 50,000 new subscribers every month, the founder tells me.

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2 years ago

A startup that lets users select a theme for their home. It’s a web-based app that lets users customize their home’s look and layout via a user-controlled interface.

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1 year ago

Startups were selected by a panel of judges from Y Combinator:

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2 years ago

The following companies were selected as semi-finalists in the 2014 Y Combinator Winter batch:

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3 years ago

A startup that provides a service to help people make their own clothing (picking the fabric, selecting and combining patterns, etc)

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2 years ago

A startup that allows you to select when and where you’d like to get your car washed, from a list of viable times and places.

195
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people who are visiting a new city can get a box of carefully selected items that will help them enjoy their stay

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3 years ago

An education platform that teaches women about safety in the home. It’s currently in private beta with select customers.

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1 year ago

In addition to the main list above, a number of companies that were not selected for the finals were chosen for a special list of honorable mentions in three categories: Technology, People and Process. The Bottom Line is the only company that was not chosen for the finals from this list.

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2 years ago

In 2018, there were a total of 15 startups selected to participate in the program.

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3 years ago

A startup looking to help auto dealers sell their used cars quickly, offering a broader selection of cars, and making the process easier for auto dealers.

145
3 years ago

A startup that provides a service where people can order a box of pre-selected items for their doorstep

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3 years ago

A startup that’s changing the way companies work with their contractors. You can enter into a contract with a contractor, who can then select from various projects to work on. The startup wants to help companies identify the right contractor for the job, and then manage the relationship with the contractor.

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3 years ago

The 2017 batch was selected based on their work in the field, their potential to drive positive social impact, and their fit with Y Combinator’s mission. The following companies were selected:

138
3 years ago

Out of the 70 companies that were selected to join the program, four companies (and 1 alumni) made it to the final round of the Summer 2014 class.

138
8 months ago

A tool for people who want to hear a random selection of music.

138
3 years ago

The following were selected by our judges in a preliminary round of judging:

136
1 year ago

A startup that makes custom sneakers and sells them through its website or through select retailers

134
3 years ago

A startup that lets users upload, preview and purchase a pre-made selection of stock photos from thousands of professional photographers and stock photo agencies. Users can save money by purchasing images from photographers at lower than standard rates, and then have them professionally curated by the company.

132
1 year ago

A product that helps users plan their grocery trips without the use of a computer. It’s designed to help walk people through their selections and make sure they don’t forget to pick up something they need.

132
3 years ago

“A premium app store with an emphasis on quality,” aiming to have a “curated selection of apps” that are not available anywhere else.

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3 years ago

In an effort to identify people who are interested in starting a business, the Y Combinator Summer School offers select entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from Y Combinator fellows while also receiving mentorship from Y Combinator partners. Since the school’s launch in 2011, over 400 students from around the world have participated.

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2 years ago

A platform that allows users to select an item to “Buy Now” from an online shop, then get notifications when it arrives. Currently in closed beta in Australia.

119
3 years ago

A company that helps recruiters and hiring managers find, select and train the right candidate for the job.

118
2 years ago

An AI-powered chat bot that can help people select a best-suited payment method for their spending.

114
2 years ago

A platform connecting customers with their favorite local restaurants and markets, enabling them to access a wide selection of local products and services.

110
2 years ago

A platform that lets you select a task, and then automatically bids on it.

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8 months ago

A list of smartphone apps that offer free or discounted parking spots, and will eventually allow users to select parking spots on their own.

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3 months ago

The startup is building an app that connects the consumer directly to the brand and allows them to select products and submit reviews and other feedback.

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2 years ago

An agency that was founded in 2016 and has raised $4.7M. The company has raised $500k in seed funding. It was selected as a Gartner Cool Vendors in Healthcare CSP in 2017.

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2 years ago

A company selling custom t-shirts that can be printed with QR codes that then link to other apps on select platforms.

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2 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help companies find and vet talent. It’s based on “The Apprentice” format, where candidates are selected by a panel of experts and then compete in a series of challenges (e.g. an improv comedy show.)

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2 years ago

A “street level” mobile app that helps users select a local driver to take them to their destination, and pay for the trip via the app.

91
2 years ago

A startup that allows for a smarter way to select or customize an outfit for a formal event.

84
1 year ago

The following startups were selected because of their unique and innovative approaches to building businesses.

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2 years ago

Wrapping up our list of the best startups in Y Combinator’s class of 2020, we've selected 5 startups from the batch that had the best business ideas and the best execution. (If you're curious, we'd recommend checking out the list of the top Y Combinator startups of 2019 here .)

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2 years ago

A chatbot that helps people decide which insurance plan to select.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps users find a local barber or stylist. The app has a “Hot Spots” feature that lets users find a barber in their neighborhood by searching for “barber” in the app and then selecting “hot spots” from a map.

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8 months ago

This is a list of selected notable companies in the Startup Battlefield. The list is made up of the companies that have been most successful in winning the Battlefield.

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1 year ago

A marketing platform for products that are only available in selected stores.

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2 years ago

 an online showcase of emerging artists, curated by a curatorial team. The site showcases a rotating selection of the best of a given category of art, and promotes the artists on social media and in the press.

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2 years ago

A company that allows users to create their own custom-built home security cameras. Users can select from a variety of cameras, lenses, and mounting options to create a custom system.

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8 months ago

The startup is building an online marketplace for loans that are secured by select assets, such as cars, homes, or boats.

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1 year ago

A startup that will let you order a custom-built PC from a selection of parts.

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2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easy to make furniture with 3D printing. A woodworker or designer can go to their website and select a model, upload their CAD files, and in just a few hours they’ll get a 3D-printed version of their design.

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1 year ago

“Echo” is a new retail platform that allows customers to buy goods from a selection of over 1,000 brands, with a selection of goods from 70,000 product designers. In addition to a platform for customers to search for things to buy, Echo also offers a sales channel for retailers.

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1 year ago

A software system for prescribing drugs based on historic data. A predictive algorithm can calculate patient response to drugs and select the best one based on that data.

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8 months ago

 A photo sharing app that sells access to a curated selection of vintage photos, with a plan to sell subscriptions to collections of photos.

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2 years ago

A new app that lets users make real-time payments with digital currency. Payments are processed through the App with the user selecting the amount and then sending it to the merchant through the App.

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1 year ago

The app will make it easy for customers to book trips and delivery orders by selecting from a shortlist of the three most popular services, such as Uber and Postmates, and using a booking code to complete the purchase.

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7 months ago

In 2018, YC Labs selected a total of 36 startups from the batch to continue on to the next phase of the program. The majority of the founders were based in the US, with three from Israel, two from Canada and one each from Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, Hong Kong, France, Hungary, India and England.

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1 year ago

A startup that helps new startups with their legal needs, allowing them to select from a wide range of services, from reviewing contracts and even helping them draft their own.

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1 year ago

A digital platform for speeding up the process of hiring contractors, where you can select from a pool of different service providers.

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1 year ago

A weekly newsletter for parents and grandparents that sends them a selection of articles, videos, and other content that they can share with their loved ones.

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1 year ago

A startup that’s building a browser extension that allows you to search and select content on a website, like you’d do on Google Images.

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1 month ago

The companies selected for the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class were announced on February 6th, 2019.

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9 months ago

Designed to help companies discover and select potential new hires, the startup uses machine learning to predict if a job candidate will fit into a company culture.

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1 year ago

 A subscription-based email platform. The startup wants to be like Trunk Club, but for businesses. The idea is to offer businesses a selection of designers that can create emails for them. Crafted, for example, can make an email for a customer service rep that looks like an internal email, or for a designer that looks like an email from a designer.

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1 year ago

A B2B startup that provides sales and marketing automation for large B2B companies, allowing them to select the right message for the right customer, and send it to the right people.

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1 year ago

An email service that lets users better select recipients and prevent spam.

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11 months ago

A company that wants to selectively make a person’s inbox more efficient by automatically removing messages that are less important, without having to manually flag them.

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10 months ago

The startup is building a platform for companies to manage a supply chain as a service, which means they’re not tied to one single supplier, but can select from an array of suppliers for any given product.

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5 months ago

A platform that allows shoppers to select products based on their price or quality ratio when browsing online.

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1 year ago

 A startup that offers a curated selection of tech-related content and builds a library of learning materials for employees. The idea is to make it easy for learning professionals to build on their skills and also help them to stay abreast of the latest developments.

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1 year ago

The best ideas are usually the simplest. And in the startup world, simplicity and finding a way to solve a problem is not easy to execute. We’ve selected the best ideas from the last two months to help you jumpstart your next idea. We’ve grouped them by market.

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4 months ago

The following companies were selected for our 2016 New Ventures program.

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1 year ago

With the app and website, users can select a package that fits their needs and then buy the package by clicking a button and the platform will automatically calculate the total cost for them.

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1 year ago

A chatbot that helps users find the cheapest flight on their chosen airline and search for the best flights on selected dates.

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1 year ago

The Startup Pitch Competition is held annually at Y Combinator. Since 2012, over 150 teams have participated in the competition, where a panel of judges evaluates every team's presentation. The top 20 teams participate in an on-stage interview with a panel of judges, after which two teams are selected to move on to the company presentation stage.

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1 year ago

Maven built a platform to help companies choose the right furniture and decor items for their space. The startup is looking to build selection into every major furniture store and home improvement store in the country, but has just a few hundred customers.

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8 months ago

A startup that lets anyone create a token to represent themselves online. The company is looking to sell the tokens for $1 each, and offers a selection of pre-made tokens to get people started.

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7 months ago

The 2019 class was selected on the basis of the quality of their idea, their commitment to the Y Combinator process and their ability to scale.

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1 year ago

A startup that wants to build the “Netflix for streaming”. It runs a Netflix-like service for streaming videos, but with a more limited selection.

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10 months ago

A startup that’s trying to expand the AdSense network so publishers have access to more ad inventory. As an advertiser, you’d be able to select from a variety of ad sizes and formats to maximize your campaigns.

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1 year ago

A company that’s building AI-powered technology to make it easier for people to search for, select, and buy the most-used products on Amazon

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1 year ago

A way for auto renters to select and book a vehicle directly with an insurer.

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6 months ago

The following people have been selected as the 2019 class of YC Demo Day Fellows:

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6 months ago

A crowdsourced platform that helps companies hire designers, where anyone can submit designs and the most popular ones get selected.

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5 months ago

A platform for making special flights available to a select group of customers. The startup’s founder says that the goal is to decrease business travel in general.

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1 year ago

A $25 monthly subscription service that delivers highly curated content to users, including a daily news brief, a curated list of articles and videos, and a curated selection of articles and videos for mobile.

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6 months ago

The startup’s goal is to change how we interact with the people around us, making every interaction more powerful and meaningful. The startup’s solution is a mobile app that lets you select the type of interaction you want with someone, such as them calling you, them sending you a text, or you sending a text to them. The startup is looking for users to test this new app.

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5 months ago

The following companies have been selected to participate in the YC Demo Day in New York City on November 16th.

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3 years ago

Idea: A text messaging app to help women in Afghanistan stay safe from abuse. It works as a “panic button” that calls a preselected list of family and friends when pressed.

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10 months ago

Ideas are usually posted on the full-day application days. Each startup is given one minute to pitch their ideas. The startups are then given a chance to pitch their ideas to the judges, who will then select the top-5 ideas to move on to the next round.

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9 months ago

Postmates is building a delivery service that will allow people to order grocery deliveries from a selection of local stores.

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1 year ago

A subscription model for healthcare professionals in select countries. Doctors will be given access to a set quota of tests per day from a pool of tests that are available on the platform.

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9 months ago

A startup that’s building a cryptocurrency that’s designed to be used on the internet and not just in a few select countries.

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1 month ago

A daily news digest for high-schoolers that lets them mix and match a set of curated stories, and get it delivered to their cell phones every day. What’s unique about this startup is that it’s developed a way to let readers select which stories they want to read from the curated selection.

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10 months ago

A startup that provides users with all the aspects of the Netflix experience, except the selection of the show, which automatically adapts to the viewer.

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11 days ago

A new type of smartphone that can be controlled by a select group of people. The device is controlled by a few people who can call, text and video chat. The founder, Shai Bantum, was born with a rare heart defect that made it necessary for him to have a pacemaker. The company is in beta in the US and Israel.

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4 months ago

A way for customers to select items from Amazon and other ecommerce platforms that they want to buy.

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4 months ago

A startup for creative types that delivers a curated selection of high-quality videos on a monthly basis.

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5 months ago

An iOS-based product that displays real-time pricing for airline tickets and offers a selection of frequently-purchased routes.

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4 months ago

The company wants to be a one-stop marketplace for car sharing, where users can easily book their car (and drivers) by selecting it on their phone and paying with a credit card. They’re in San Francisco at the moment.

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3 months ago

A startup that wants to bridge the gap between dating apps and the real world. It’s building an app called “I Want You” that lets users select a type of date and then find their perfect match based on users’ preferences.

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3 months ago

A “frictionless” grocery delivery service for retailers. The site offers customers a curated selection of local merchants who have partnered with the service. It has a store locator and curates a list of merchants. The startup says it has already signed up 1,000 local merchants.

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2 months ago

The companies were selected by the Startup Battlefield judges: Ankit Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner of Y Combinator; Suresh Venkatasubramanian, Partner at Y Combinator; and Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group, an investor in the Y Combinator portfolio.

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2 months ago

This startup is building a tool for students to identify which classes are the most effective to help them study more effectively. The startup wants to make the process of class selection easier and provide some context on the academic experience.

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2 months ago

A way to preserve and share photos of children, which is why the startup is building their own “baby photos” version of Instagram, which will allow users to select a single photo and share with their friends.

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21 days ago

A plagiarism protection and citation detection tool that helps users check for shared content before it’s too late. The app works a lot like Google Docs, allowing users to create a document, add in citations, and then select whether or not it should be marked as copied.

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3 years ago

Idea: Every week, the startup sends people a bag of clothes that they’ve selected based on an algorithm that takes into account their preferences and the weather

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